Erik Hamren’s Seminar On Rallying The Troops
As a coach, there are various methods to extract the desired psychology from one’s players. Co Adriaanse breaks your spirit. Sir Alex kicks on the hairdryer. Jose Mourinho joins them in the showers.
Erik Hamren of Sweden goes the name-calling route:
“We’re not reaching the level we want to and that’s my responsibility as a coach,” he said. “We didn’t show the courage we were supposed to. Only five or six players did. We all need all the players doing that. We were cowards in the first half and should have done more. I’m not happy with the team, I was expecting more. The players do want it very much, but we should have scored with the three last chances we had.
This could be a situation lost in translation. One can only hope not, and a similar performance against England on Friday results in Erik calling them soft babies with appropriate hand gestures and tossing of a prop binky.
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